A few days ago, a friend of mine in New York State worried that he might not appreciate his upcoming trip to the Florida Keys because it was still so warm where he was. Today, it’s snowing there. I think it’s safe to say that sweater weather has settled in.
Today we present the Ambling Cardigan. Ambling, because this would be the perfect thing for a relaxed stroll just after the frost has burned off in the morning. Deluxe Worsted Tweed Superwash gives it a rustic look in keeping with that feeling of outdoors in Autumn.
For the record, we have swatched this yarn here in the office, thrown it in the washing machine and dryer, and had it come out just fine with its tweedy bits intact.
This cardigan is sized from XS to 3X. The body is worked in one piece from the bottom up, and is then separated for raglan shaping. Sleeves are worked flat.
We hope you find time to crunch through some leaves this weekend.
Yes! Our new Major yarn (no pun intended) is here, and we’re shipping it off to LYSes as we speak! We love this yarn. It comes in a big, beautiful, squeezable skein. How big?
Big. 200g/328yds of bulky self-striping goodness.
We love this yarn. We’ve already had a great time designing with it, as with the Pineapple Peacock Shawl at right. Two balls of Major on aUS Size K-10½ (6.5 mm) hook makes a really dramatic and satisfying piece.
Knitted in pieces and seamed, this sweater features crossed cables are repeated on the front and back (back view shown at right).
The yarn quantity given is enough to complete the project for that particular size. However, if you want to be doubly sure to match the striping on the front/back and sleeves, you may wish to purchase an extra ball in order to start at the same place in the color patterning in the yarn ball.
What a great look for Spring, eh? Cap sleeves, open neckline, and some lovely waist shaping for a more polished look.
You can juuust see the double eyelets accenting the neckline.
This pattern is knitted flat. Turn the hem up and stitch it to the inside for a nice non-rolly stockinette edge. This is a great piece for warm weather, and the bright colors of Bamboo Bloom Handpaints really help set a bright mood.
We hope you find something colorful and fun to do this weekend.
Recently we had a shop mention that we hadn’t had a Free Pattern Friday in Cotton Supreme lately. Well, we can’t have that; we love this yarn!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve knitted with some cottons that left my hands feeling like they’d been through the wringer. Nobody should feel like crafting is something to slog through. It should be a pleasure. Fortunately, I’ve never had that problem with Cotton Supreme (180yds/100g). It’s easy to work with, machine washable, and the colors are to die for. All of which makes it a great choice for this little kid’s pullover. Knit it flat, seam it up, and send your little all-star out to play.
This one would be really easy to customize, too. Can’t you imagine this in team colors? Or… and this is just my inner geek talking… move the intarsia star to the chest and you’ve got a little Captain America.
I’m filing this idea away as a potential gift for superhero-loving parents and kids.
Feather and Fan is a classic for a reason. It gives motion and texture to an otherwise plain knit. And in this pattern, the addition of a few well-placed increases gives shape to a lovely cardi.
We’ve chosen Lumen (134yds/50g) for this design because its blend of fibers goes well with open lace to create a great warm-weather piece. A mix of matte cotton and shiny viscose sections gives this garment a little extra shine to take it to the next level.
We hope you have an uneventful Friday the 13th, and a great weekend!
This is a great light sweater for Spring in a lovely lightweight yarn. Uptown DK (273yds/100g) is 100% anti-pilling machine washable acrylic. Even if you’re a fiber snob, as I confess I sometimes am, you’ll be surprised by just how pleasant it is to work with, and just how nicely it knits up.
This cardi is traditionally constructed, knit in pieces from the bottom up. The collar and button band are picked up and knitted after finishing the garment. The Little Swirl and Big Swirl lace repeats are both written and charted.
We love this sweet piece, perfect for the cusp of the changing seasons. We hope you do too.